Norwegian Cruise Line - Pride Of America

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Phone (808) 537-5453
Address 745 Fort Street Mall, Ste 1600, Honolulu, HI 96813
Norwegian Cruise Line operates cruise ships throughout the world. The company is best known for its Freestyle Cruising concept, which means that there are no set times or seating arrangements for meals, nor is formal attire required. Disembarks from Aloha Tower Marketplace.

• General: Cost: Paid • Water Activities: Boats / Sailboats

The cruise line was founded as Norwegian Caribbean Line in 1966 providing a car-ferry between Southampton UK and Gibraltar. They later acquired additional ships for Caribbean service. Norwegian pioneered many firsts in the cruise industry like: the first Out Island Cruise, the first combined air-sea program (marketed as "Cloud 9 Cruises") which combined low cost air fares with the cruise, first shipline to develop new ports in the Caribbean, like Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Like the original Sunward of 1966, Norwegians's second ship, the Starward had the capability to carry automobiles through a well concealed stern door. Later, this area was turned into cabins and a two deck movie theater, which is now a casino. Norwegian was responsible for many of the cruise innovations that have now become standard throughout the industry.

Norwegian made headlines with the acquisition of the France in 1979, rebuilding the liner as a cruise ship and renaming her Norway. The conversion cost more than $100 million USD. The Norway was at the time significantly larger than any existing cruise ship, and exploited the extra space available by adding a greater than usual variety of onboard entertainment. Her success paved the way for a new era of giant cruise ships.

Norwegian has expanded to other parts of the world, including Alaska, Europe, Bermuda, and Hawaii. Between 1997 and 2001 the company also operated cruises out of Australia under the name Norwegian Capricorn Line.

Norwegian Cruise Line is headquartered in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Source: Wikipedia